Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman take a twisted look at showbiz news and bite the Hollywood hand that feeds them. Sometimes, they feel bad and give Hollywood a tetanus shot and some Neosporin, but, even then, they usually just turn around and bite Hollywood’s other hand. They can’t help it. It’s their nature. It’s like that “scorpion and frog” story. But, deep down, they’re just two nice East Coast boys… who happen to have a heavy dependence on drugs and alcohol, respectively.
8162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Actor Tom Lenk (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cabin in the Woods, Transformers) appears at the Brattle Theatre on Saturday April 4, 2015 at 2:30 PM to host a screening of NERDGASM. Presented as part of the Boston LGBT Film Festival. Tickets are available at the link…
About NERDGASM: Directed by Andrew Putschoegl. 87 min. USA.
Actor/comedian Tom Lenk has been a nerd all his life; on stage, on screen, and in reality. Known for his comedic roles in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Cabin in the Woods,” “Transformers,” and “Much Ado About Nothing,” Tom attempts to fulfill a lifelong “drama geek” dream to perform his live solo comedy show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, the largest and most famous theater festival in the world. Part “dorkumentary,” part concert film, NERDGASM takes us behind the scenes of Tom’s unusual, exciting and sometimes lazy approach to creating a non-traditional “one man show” – from practice shows in L.A.’s low-rent Theater Row to grandiose and historic British venues. Throughout the trip Tom tries to satisfy his own personal Scotland-centric geeky cravings for Harry Potter, underground cities, Loch Ness Mythology and delicious sausage rolls. Tom’s fun-loving and neurotic persona is put to the test on stage, in the Scottish Highland wilderness and in the “Buffy” themed memorabilia room at the home of his biggest local Edinburgh fan. Language: English
The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
ECCC EXCLUSIVES SOLD AT THE IMAGE BOOTH (#312):
- LOW, VOL. 1 hardcover by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini, $35
- THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #9 by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, $5 (also available at creator table #II-06)
- DESCENDER #1 by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen, $5 (also available at creator table #Y-05)
ECCC EXCLUSIVES SOLD AT CREATORS’ TABLES:
- SEX CRIMINALS, VOL. 2 hardcover by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky, $40 (Table #II-04)
- WAYWARD, VOL. 1 hardcover by Jim Zub and Steven Cummings, $30 (Table #HH-11)
- DESCENDER #1 by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen, $5 (#Y-05, also available at Image booth #312)
- INVISIBLE REPUBLIC #1 by Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko, $10 (#HH-05)
- WAYWARD #6 variants by Jim Zub and Steven Cummings, starting at $5, blank sketch covers for $10 or $25 with sketch (Table #HH-11)
- THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #9 by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, $5 (also available at Image booth #312)
PANELS HOSTED BY IMAGE COMICS:
Friday 3/27, Image Comics Presents: ART!
3:30 – 4:20 PM, Hall D (TCC 302)
Image Comics is proud to publish some of the best and brightest artists in comics. Join Benjamin Dewey (TOOTH & CLAW), Jamie McKelvie (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE), Leila Del Duca (SHUTTER), Nick Dragotta (EAST OF WEST), Wes Craig (DEADLY CLASS), Dustin Nguyen (DESCENDER), and James Harren (RUMBLE) as they discuss creating, influences, learning, and finding your voice.
Saturday 3/28, Image Comics Presents: Your New Favorite Comics
11 – 11:50 AM, Hall C (TCC 301)
Creator-owned comics work because YOU support them. Frank Barbiere (FIVE GHOSTS), Matt Fraction (SEX CRIMINALS), Kieron Gillen (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE), Brandon Graham (PROPHET), Joshua Williamson (BIRTHRIGHT), Kurtis Wiebe (RAT QUEENS), Rick Remender (BLACK SCIENCE), and Greg Rucka (LAZARUS) create some of your favorite comics. How? Why? There’s only one way to find out.
Sunday 3/29, Image Comics Presents: Something For Everybody
2:30 – 3:20 PM, Hall D (TCC 302)
Whether you like crime, westerns, sci-fi, fantasy, or genre mash-ups, Ivan Brandon (DRIFTER), Kelly Sue DeConnick (BITCH PLANET), Jay Faerber (COPPERHEAD), Megan Levens (MADAME FRANKENSTEIN), Joe Keatinge (SHUTTER), Jeff Lemire (DESCENDER), Kurt Busiek (THE AUTUMNLANDS: TOOTH & CLAW), and Landry Walker (DANGER CLUB) know that genre is just a starting point for endless storytelling possibilities. Come pick their brains.
SIGNINGS HOSTED AT IMAGE COMICS BOOTH (#312):
FRIDAY, MARCH 27
12 – 12: 45 PM: Landry Walker
1 – 1:45 PM: Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen
1 – 1:45 PM: Paul Maybury
1 – 1:45 PM: Matt Fraction
2 – 2:45 PM: Brian Joines
2 – 2:45 PM: Justin Jordan
2 – 2:45 PM: Ryan Ottley
3 – 3:45 PM: Steve Orlando
3 – 3:45 PM: Kyle Higgins
3 – 3:45 PM: Kelly Sue DeConnick
4 – 4:45 PM: Jacob Semahn
4 – 4:45 PM: Megan Levens
4 – 4:45 PM: Joshua Williamson
5 – 5:45 PM: Otis Frampton
5 – 5:45 PM: Ed Brisson & Johnnie Christmas
5 – 5:45 PM: Rick Remender & Matteo Scalera
SATURDAY, MARCH 28
11 – 11:45 AM: Michael Moreci
11 – 11:45 AM: Chris Burnham
12 – 12:45 PM: John Layman
12 – 12:45 PM: Greg Rucka
12 – 12:45 PM: Landry Walker
1 – 1:45 PM: Nick Dragotta & Tom Fowler
1 – 1:45 PM: Anthony Johnston & Justin Greenwood
1 – 1:45 PM: Ryan Ottley
2 – 2:45 PM: Frank Barbiere & Chris Mooneyham
2 – 2:45 PM: Matt Fraction
2 – 2:45 PM: Joe Eisma
3 – 3:45 PM: Joshua Williamson
3 – 3:45 PM: Rick Remender & Wes Craig
4 – 4:45 PM: Joe Keatinge & Leila del Duca
4 – 4:45 PM: Jay Faerber & Brian Joines
5 – 5:45 PM: Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen
5 – 5:45 PM: Corinna Bechko & Gabriel Hardman
6 – 6:45 PM: Ken Kristensen
6 – 6:45 PM: Riley Rossmo
SUNDAY, MARCH 29
11 – 11:45 AM: Kelly Sue DeConnick
11 – 11:45 AM: Landry Walker
11 – 11:45 AM: Joe Keatinge & Leila del Duca
12 – 12:45 PM: Kurtis Wiebe & Tyler Jenkins
12 – 12:45 PM: Brandon Graham & Simon Roy
1 – 1:45 PM: Kurt Busiek & Benjamin Dewey
1 – 1:45 PM: Ivan Brandon
1 – 1:45 PM: Matt Fraction
2 – 2:45 PM: Tim Seeley
2 – 2:45 PM: Stuart Moore & Gus Storms
3 – 3:45 PM: Nick Pitarra
IMAGE CREATORS IN ARTIST ALLEY:
Barbiere, Frank O-09
Bechko, Corinna HH-05
Brandon, Ivan H-05
Brisson, Ed HH-07
Burnham, Chris T-01
Busiek, Kurt HH-02
Canete, Eric Q-12
Christmas, Johnnie P-06
Craig, Wes CC-06
DeConnick, Kelly Sue II-03
Del Duca, Leila DD-11
Dewey, Benjamin 1214
Dodson, Terry C-19
Dragotta, Nick O-06
Eisma, Joe HH-06
Faerber, Jay GG-02
Fawkes, Ray W-06
Fowler, Tom HH-04
Fraction, Matt II-04
Gillen, Kieron II-06
Glass, Bryan J.L. Z-01
Graham, Brandon DD-12
Greenwood, Justin G-14
Hardman, Gabriel HH-05
Harren, James O-07
Jenkins, Tyler P-07
Joines, Brian GG-02
Jordan, Justin Q-09
Keatinge, Joe DD-11
Layman, John GG-01
Lemire, Jeff Y-05
Lenox, Emi Y-06
Levens, Megan E-12
Maybury, Paul A-13
McKelvie, Jamie II-05
McNeil, Carla Speed F-14
Mooneyham, Chris O-08
Moore, Stuart P-11
Moreci, Michael HH-06
Nguyen, Dustin Y-04
Ottley, Ryan Q-08
Pitarra, Nick O-05
Remender, Rick CC-05
Robertson, Darick R-03
Rossmo, Riley O-05
Roy, Simon DD-12
Rucka, Greg F-09
Scalera, Matteo Q-10
Seifert, Brandon II-11
Stewart, Dave A-10
Templesmith, Ben W-07
Wiebe, Kurtis J. P-06
Williamson, Joshua U-09
Wilson, Matt II-07
Zub, Jim HH-11
MAD’s first-ever Guest Editor Weird Al Yankovic and John Ficarra sign MAD Magazine #533 on Monday April 20, 2015 at 6:00 PM!
Wristbands will be available with purchase of MAD Magazine #533 beginning at 10:00 am, the day of event. Each guest will sign one additional item with purchase of magazine.
Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
Writers Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan and artist Scott Koblish appear at Earth-2 Comics on Saturday April 18, 2015 to sign copies of DEADPOOL!
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Third Place Books presents Kate Mulgrew, star of Star Trek: Voyager and Orange Is the New Black, with her new memoir Born with Teeth to Town Hall Seattle on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00 pm. Tickets available at the link…
Tickets include entry for ONE PERSON and ONE COPY of Born with Teeth.
Purchase only as many tickets as you need to gain entry for your party. Additional copies of Born with Teeth will be available for sale at the event.
Tickets will not be mailed, you will receive an order confirmation that
will act as your ticket with instructions.
Books will not be available for pick-up until the night of the event.
SIGNING GUIDELINES :
-LIMIT OF TWO BOOKS PER PERSON
-NO PHOTOS OR MEMORABILIA ALLOWED, PLEASE DO NOT BRING IT TO THE EVENT
-CANDID PHOTOS ONLY, MEANING NO POSED PICTURES. STAFF WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE SIGNING TABLE TO TAKE PHOTOS OF YOU WHILE YOUR BOOKS ARE SIGNED, BUT THERE WILL BE NO PAUSING TO POSE FOR PHOTOS.
-NO GIFTS PLEASE.
1119 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative and the USC School of Cinematic Arts, in conjunction with the American Cinematheque, invite you and a guest to attend An Evening with Ralph Bakshi and Fritz the Cat (1972) at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 26th, 2015
A screening of the groundbreaking X-rated animated feature Fritz the Cat will be followed by a discussion with Ralph Bakshi about his exceptional career.
Hosted by SCA Director of Programming Alessandro Ago.
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
Bakshi Productions will sell artwork before and after the event in the George Lucas Building Lobby.
About Fritz the Cat (1972)
Sex-obsessed tomcat Fritz drops out of NYU and embraces every new experience that crosses his path, including easy sex and drugs. But Fritz ends up holding the dynamite that will detonate the ultimate 1960s statement when he joins a group of radical hippies. Based on underground comic-book artist Robert Crumb’s revolutionary character, Fritz the Cat became the first X-rated cartoon.
Written & Directed by Ralph Bakshi. Produced by Steve Krantz.
Provided courtesy of Park Circus. Rated X. Running time: 78 minutes.
About Ralph Bakshi
Blasted into public consciousness – and controversy – by the first X-rated cartoon, FRITZ THE CAT (1972), legendary writer-director-producer Ralph Bakshi’s career in animation spans an astounding 50 years. He channeled the freewheeling spirit of underground comics in such films as HEAVY TRAFFIC (1973) and COONSKIN (1975), battling protests and censors to open the doors to cartoons with adult situations. He tapped further into the zeitgeist with WIZARDS (1977) and THE LORD OF THE RINGS (1978), catching the mid-70s wave of interest in sci-fi and fantasy that broke with STAR WARS. Bakshi’s work was adventurous visually as well as thematically; RINGS and AMERICAN POP (1981) are landmarks of rotoscoping, a type of animation where live-action footage is traced onto cels.
While these features solidified Bakshi’s stake in animation history, he has never been content to rest on his laurels. He re-invented Saturday morning cartoons with “The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse,” a show that proved to be a precursor for irreverent fare such as “The Ren & Stimpy Show.” And in the latest turn to a brilliant career, Bakshi has taken up the paintbrush; his work can be viewed at www.ralphbakshi.com.
About the Moderator
Alessandro Ago is the Director of Programming and Special Projects at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where he programs film screenings, festivals, guest speakers and special events. Ago curates Outside the Box [Office], a screening series dedicated to bringing new international, documentary and independent cinema to USC, often followed by conversations with filmmakers, which Ago moderates. Ago has produced festivals celebrating the work of Dino De Laurentiis, John Wayne, Roger Corman, Costa Gavras, Maurice Jarre, Dennis Hopper, Albert Broccoli and the James Bond franchise, as well as world cinema showcases focusing on Japan, Italy, Bollywood, South America and the Middle East. In 2013, he produced a major retrospective of the seminal ABC television series Twin Peaks, featuring panel discussions with 50 members of the cast and crew.
With a special interest in Italian cinema, Ago has hosted events with Roberto Saviano, Mario Monicelli, Lina Wertmueller, Gabriele Salvatores, Claudia Cardinale, Pupi Avati, Enzo G. Castellari, Marco Bellocchio, Dario Argento and Franco Nero. Ago lectures about Italian cinema at the Italian Cultural Institute in Westwood, California and has taught undergraduate film courses at USC, including Transnational Nightmares and Filmmaking, Italian Style and, most recently, Italian Genre Cinema and Society. He co-produced the 2006 & 2007 editions of Los Angeles – Italia: The Film, Fashion and Art Fest at Mann’s Chinese 6-plex, as well as the 2006 Capri-Hollywood Film Festival in Capri, Italy.
Ago is one of the curators responsible for selecting the films that comprise the U.S. State Department’s American Film Showcase, a documentary film diplomacy initiative, and has traveled with AFS film envoys to Cyprus, Mexico, Egypt, China, Tajikistan, Bolivia, India, South Korea, Vietnam, Panama, Bangladesh, and Turkmenistan. Ago is also the Executive Producer of USC’s annual First Look Festival.
Check-In & Reservations
This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.
All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.
The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $10.00 at USC Entrance Gate #4, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & Royal Street. We recommend Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Please note that Parking Structure D cannot accommodate tall vehicles such as SUVs. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.
About USC Visions & Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative
Visions and Voices is a university-wide arts and humanities initiative that is unparalleled in higher education. The initiative was established by USC President C. L. Max Nikias during his tenure as provost in order to fulfill the goals set forth in USC’s strategic plan; to communicate USC’s core values to students; and to affirm the human spirit. Emphasizing the university’s commitment to interdisciplinary approaches, the initiative features a spectacular array of events conceived and organized by faculty and schools throughout the university. The series includes theatrical productions, music and dance performances, conferences, lectures, film screenings and many other special events both on and off campus. Each program invites students to dialogue and interact with artists, writers, professors and special guests. These interactions provide a dynamic experience of the arts and humanities and encourage active exploration of USC’s core values, including freedom of inquiry and expression, team spirit, appreciation of diversity, commitment to serving one’s community, entrepreneurial spirit, informed risk-taking, ethical conduct and the search for truth.
For more information, visit www.usc.edu/visionsandvoices
The Ray Stark Family Theatre: SCA 108
George Lucas Building
USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Join John Barrowman, star of Arrow, Torchwood, and Doctor Who, for an intimate event on Saturday March 28, 2015 from 8:00 – 10:00 PM where he will be telling stories, answering questions and having a blast as usual. Remember, Anything Goes! Tickets available at the link…
Tickets: Event limited to 200 attendees
$100 – Includes admission to the event, 1 drink ticket & hors d’oeuvres
$150 – Includes admission to the event, 2 drink tickets, hors d’oeuvres & swag bag
*This event is not affiliated with Emerald City Comicon. No cameras, No video, No phones, No autographs
SHERATON SEATTLE HOTEL: Willow Room
1400 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith appear at the Hollywood Improv on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 10:00 PM for a live recording of their podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old! Get tickets ($40) at the link!
The hilarious duo of Jay & Silent Bob are finally back together. Film icons Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes made history and accumulated fans all over the world with the characters Jay & Silent Bob from the movies Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Clerks 2. And now you can see them live in your hometown recording their comedy podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old.
Ranked #1 on iTunes Comedy podcasts, this is a sometimes touching, and always hilarious look at what happens when two people grow up in Hollywood’s gaze. These limited engagements will be recorded as the stories evolve live in front of the audience, and released for free on www.smodcast.com.
This is what fans everywhere have been waiting for – an opportunity to see their heroes on stage doing what they love, telling stories. Get your tickets now before it’s too late! Jay & Silent Bob are dying, watch it as it happens!
8162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Kate Mulgrew, star of Star Trek: Voyager and Orange Is the New Black, appears at Book Passage to sign her new memoir Born with Teeth on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm! Tickets and additional information available at the link…
51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925